1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III
1970 Pontiac GTO Ram Air III Judge
1 Of Only 118 Painted in Palladium SIlver
Legends are earned the hard way, and not every car with a big engine from the muscle car era qualifies. But one special car that does carries the intimidating name of The Judge. Pontiac's top GTO, The Judge was everything that was great about muscle cars, all rolled up into the most outrageous wrapper you can imagine. So when you see this gorgeous 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge, complete with its YZ 400 366hp powertrain , remember that you're in the presence of greatness.
Factory GTO Judge Ram Air III, complete with the Endura front bumper splitting the grilles, same outrageous colors and graphics, and the same dedication to performance. So there's really no downside to owning this pedigreed example, especially when it looks this good. The paint is a very accurate re-creation of the factory Palladium Silver (of which only 118 were built), and bearing in mind that this was 1970, the subtle look was probably not an advantage. Today, however, it looks elegant and brutal, a silver cruise missile designed to cut through traffic like an apex predator. It also carries a correct Ram Air III hood, a rear wing, and beautiful Judge decals, including the brash fender flare accents and stylized ''The Judge'' emblems. Finish quality is impressive, with a great shine to the paint, excellent panel alignment, and a high-quality overall look that suggests the guys putting it together knew it was, well, a legend. They did the chrome, too, so the rear bumper sparkles, the stainless trim glitters, and it's all very impressive in person.
Given the quality and ownership history of the car, it shouldn't be a surprise that the interior is almost entirely original. That means factory-issue seat covers, door panels, and woven carpets that all remain in such nice condition that replacement would be unthinkable Although the driver seat does have some wear. The black upholstery looks spectacular in the silver Judge, and with a few upscale accents, Pontiac was able to position the Judge not as a price-leader as originally intended (it was to be a Super Bee competitor), but rather as the top-of-the-line from GM's excitement division. The woodgrained dash features a full array of instruments. The center console is simple and houses a automatic shifter The original AM radio remains in the dash and the trunk is correctly outfitted with its mat, a full-sized spare (which may be the car's original spare rim), and complete jack assembly.
Pontiac's legendary 400 cubic inch Ram Air III V8 provides motive power, and this is indeed the car's original, YZ-coded powerplant. Topped by a 4-barrel carb underneath that Ram Air intake system, it barks to life easily and rumbles menacingly through a pair of Flowmasters. Proper chrome valve covers and Pontiac Turquoise paint keep the engine compartment looking quite stock, and there are correct components everywhere you look, from the alternator to the brake booster. Factory exhaust manifolds bolster low-end torque. Chassis is in the photos and is mostly original solid but could be detailed to bring it to the next level. Handsome Pontiac Rallye II Wheels.
Documented with its original build sheet, history documents, and PHS papers, and with just three owners from new, this is an investment-grade Judge. And it is, of course, legendary. Call today!